March 26, 2020 – 11pm Supplemental Update

March 26, 2020 – 11pm Supplemental Update (for those on the webinar, you may recall that this came up as a question…)

Federal Update

  • On 3/26/20, the Department of Labor announced additional guidance relating to the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201, known as “Phase II”). The guidance includes a post for employees relating to employer notice requirements, as well as a new set of FAQs and a Field Assistance Bulletin. According to DOL, the guidance “addresses critical issues such as whether employers may post required notice electronically, whether employers must provide notice of this law to recently laid-off individuals, when FFCRA applies to federal workers and when enforcement of the new rules will begin.” The new guidance followed the initial fact sheet for employers, a fact sheet for employees, and FAQs.

Key Provisions of the Federal Stimulus Package (March 26, 2020)